Marble cleaning & polishing in Cambridge
Marble is created when the sedimentary stone (limestone or travertine) is exposed to heat and pressure over a long period of time. The stone undergoes a metamorphosis; it recrystallizes and becomes denser and harder. The recrystallization allows the marble to take a nice and beautiful polish finish during fabrication.
Marble cleaning grinding and polishing before and after pictures:
What happened during our Marble cleaning process?
1. We inspect your floor: This is to identify any limitations like stain removal, loss of loose grout surrounding surfaces sensitive to cleaning solutions and any other areas that needs consideration before the cleaning starts
2. We protect your walls and furniture: This is to limit overspray on to sensitive areas during the cleaning process. Please note no guarantee can be made that materials that is extremely sensitive to moisture might not show some form of exposure to our cleaning solutions – please read “Limitations to having your tile and stone cleaned”
3. Dry soil removal: we will remove any dry soil and dirt before any water based cleaning takes place
4. Apply cleaning solution to the floor/wall: This can be by means of sprayer or directly from a container with pre-mixed cleaning solutions
5. Agitation: This is done by means of a rotary cleaning machine or by hand depending on the areas to be cleaned. 6. Rinse: Slurry (Dirt from the floor and cleaning solution mixed together) with our pressurised cleaning equipment. This step allows us to clean areas of your wall or floor that is not reachable with any other form of cleaning (scrubbing)
Sometimes we have to repeat the Marble cleaning process as described above to ensure optimum results
6. Drying: After the cleaning process has been completed, we will clean up and dry any areas. In cases where stone or tile has a high porosity, drying can take up to 12 hours
7. Polishing: To make your Marble surfaces smooth and reflective, we use diamond encrusted rotary pads. This consists of a three step process that starts with grinding the Marble surface with a special course diamond encrusted rotary pad. The second step for cleaning Marble is to hone the surface of the Marble with a finer diamond encrusted pad. This step makes the surface of the Marble very smooth but only gives the Marble a low sheen. The final step in Marble cleaning is to polish the surface of the Marble with fine diamond encrusted pad to achieve the desired polished finish.
8. Impregnation: Application of a top quality impregnator to Marble can reduce the porosity of the stone even more. The impregnator below the surface of the Marble and act as a repellent for any liquid based spills.